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Jamie Ross Presents: A Game of Werewolf
October 29, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pmFree
The KIAC artist-in-residence program was initiated in 2001 and has welcomed over 300 artists, musicians and filmmakers from around the world. Usually the guest artists present a talk or a workshop during their stay. Not this time.
Jamie Ross is a professional tarot reader and video artist, and has worked for years as a Pagan prison chaplain and preschool teacher visiting from Tiohtiàke / Montreal. While he has been in Dawson, he has been working on a new documentary piece on prolific anarchist writer, rural witch and Queer ancestor Carl Wittman and teaching a master class at SOVA, among other projects in progress.
In his practice Jamie’s creation animated by an interest in the politics of Reinchantment of the world, engaged in mystery, song, and the irrational as organizing principles of the world. “It’s a cliché among political philosophers that if you want to create the conditions for tyranny, you sever the bonds of intimate relationships and local community. Totalitarian movements are mass organizations of atomized, isolated individuals,” Hannah Arendt famously wrote in The Origins of Totalitarianism. Playing games together is political. Community is world-making.
He will be hosting a game of Werewolf in order to invite Dawsonites into his practice.
Werewolf (also known as Mafia) is a seated campfire game like Muder Wink or Murder Handshake in which a storyteller weaves a story in an imagined world that all participants enter. Characters will be guided through the process. The setting will be a mysterious, shadowy early winter Dawson City. Shadowy, sinister or noir costumes are encouraged.
No prior experience necessary. All are welcome. Ages 14 and up.
The Dënäkär Zho | KIAC Ballroom is accessible in wheelchair via an elevator. Washrooms are gender-neutral. We ask for guests to refrain from using perfume.
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Artist In Residence Activities & Outreach
Artist in Residence activities include artist talks, studio tours, interactive events, and more.
Founded in 2001, in a partnership with Parks Canada, the KIAC Artist in Residence Program has welcomed over 300 talented artists, musicians and filmmakers to Dawson City from all regions of Canada and around the world. Our alumni include Sobey Art Award nominees, Western Canada Music Award winners, and prize-winning filmmakers from film festivals across the globe.
Film activities include film screenings, film selections, and more.
KIAC is proud to host an exciting roster of film screenings and film-related events throughout the year, such as the 48 Hour Film Challenge and Dawson City International Short Film Festival, numerous workshops, and other opportunities.
Exhibition activities include gallery viewing hours, exhibition openings, artist talks, calls for submissions, and more.
The ODD Gallery, located in the Dënäkär Zho / KIAC building, presents a wide array of outreach programming including artist talks, openings, lectures, screenings, youth programs and other special events. Gallery programming fosters professionalism and appreciation of regional visual arts practice, and provides the community with exposure and access to a diverse range of contemporary visual arts practices and theories in a remote, northern setting.
The Confluence Series at the SOVA Gallery is a community exhibition series which offers a space for KIAC members working in any medium to exhibit their artwork throughout the summer months. The SOVA Gallery is located in the Yukon School of Visual Arts at 3rd and Queen in Dawson City.
Kids & Youth Programs
Kids & youth activities include: music lessons, art classes, dance classes, book readings, toddler classes, after-school programs.
Kids and Youth (toddler to teen) programming ranges from music lessons (vocals, piano) to dance class (ballet, hip hop, and more), to hands-on workshops (pottery, screen-printing, animation and more) and is offered regularly throughout the year. KIAC strives to subsidize Kids & Youth programs as much as possible via grants and funding. Programming ranges from free Drop-Ins to registered weekly programs.
Youth Art Enrichment
Youth Art Enrichment is an annual four-day art program for Yukon youth hosted by the Klondike Institute of Art & Culture in Dawson City. Artistically-inclined youth ages 14 – 18 travel from across the Yukon to take part in intensive workshops led by professional artists. Students choose one of three mediums to study for the duration of the program, learning new skills, techniques, and ways to creatively make artwork for the world to see. The mediums change every year: we have offered printmaking, animation, painting, carving, stained glass, illustration, improv, and much more over the last two decades.
Performing arts activities include: concerts, theatre and dance performances, open mics, radio broadcasts, special events, and more.
KIAC presents a year-round professional performing arts series in the beautiful second floor Ballroom that actively engages our community and provides inspiring performance opportunities for international, national, and regional artists in many disciplines. Our diverse programming includes jazz, classical, folk & roots, experimental, dance, theatre, and more.
Workshops include: weekly drop-ins, registered programs, weekend workshops, and more.
KIAC presents a year-round schedule of educational opportunities ranging from drop in programs (pottery, screenprinting, seniors painting, concert band), to registered workshops (dance, music, film, visual art, craft, textiles, etc), to professional development opportunities for artists (grant writing, artwork documentation, etc).